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POISON IDEA: Noisey Premieres “The Rhythms Of Insanity” Through Noisey As Southern Lord Prepares For Confuse & Conquer Release

Friday, March 27th, 2015

With the release of POISON IDEA’s impending Confuse & Conquer LP ready to make its massive inundation through Southern Lord in less than two weeks, Vice Magazine’s music channel, Noisey, has just dropped the newest single from the album in the form of the riotous “Rhythms Of Insanity,” alongside an exclusive interview with the band’s Jerry A.

Leaving you dazed, like a punch caught in the throat from a rabid stagediver twice your size so fast you never saw it coming, the track pumps monolithic energy into a circle-pit-ready frenzy, as roaring leads and searing solos back its slamming drive, this is one of those Confuse & Conquer movements which are immediately reminiscent of classic POISON IDEA albums like Fear The Darkness and Blank, Blackout, Vacant. An instant, unstoppable classic… Joined by an interrogation of the band’s founding vocalist, Jerry A, Noisey now let’s the rapid “Rhythms Of Insanity” off the chain early, through multiple international channels of the magazine.

Ingest POISON IDEA’s “Rhythms Of Insanity” and the interrogation of Jerry A at Noisey US right HERE and Brazil HERE.

The LP-opener “Bog” was also released via New Noise Magazine at THIS LOCATION.

POISON IDEA’s first new album since 2006’s Latest Will And Testament, and first since the passing of their great friend and guitarist, the iconic Tom “Pig Champion” Roberts, the band’s seminal drive and cynicism thrives on Confuse & Conquer. Eleven brand new anthems for the degenerate masses surge with thirty-five minutes of nonstop action on the new LP, its recording handled in their hometown by Joel Grind (Toxic Holocaust) and mastered by Brad Boatright (From Ashes Rise) at Audiosiege in late 2014. Confuse & Conquer not only sets everything in its path ablaze with the nonstop energetic pummeling punk assault the band has infamously assaulted the planet with for three-and-a-half decades, it also draws in some old-school rock and roll tracks, integrates the band’s use of epic piano segues, making it both instantly familiar yet still brand new, and nothing short of exciting. Confuse & Conquer proves that absolutely nothing can stop this legendary act and all attempts are a futile waste of time.

Southern Lord will issue the brand new Confuse & Conquer LP from these longtime Portland, Oregon hardcore punk heroes on April 7th on CD, LP and digital formats. US preorders for the album have now been activated, via Bandcamp HERE and via the Southern Lord store including shirt and vinyl bundles HERE.

With a massive European tour kicking off just days following the release of Confuse & Conquer, POISON IDEA has booked a hometown record release show for May 23rd, as well as a two-week June run through the West Coast US, Mexico and Texas, with a second European tour for the Summer being booked as well as an East Coast tour in September. View the full current live itinerary below and be prepared for more tour dates to be announced in the coming days.

POISON IDEA Tour Dates:
4/17/2015 Schaubude – Kiel DE
4/18/2015 1000Fyrd – Aalborg DE
4/19/2015 Hafenklang – Hamburg DE
4/20/2015 Little Devil – Tilburg NL
4/21/2015 Willemeen – Arnhem NL
4/22/2015 AU – Frankfurt DE
4/23/2015 Chez Heinz – Hannover DE
4/24/2015 Wild At Heart – Berlin DE
4/25/2015 Luka – Lodz PL
4/27/2015 Alte Malzerei – Regensburg DE
4/28/2015 Exit Us – Prague CZ
4/29/2015 Explosiv – Graz AU
4/30/2015 Arena – Vienna AU
5/01/2015 Unterhund – Ormoz SL
5/02/2015 Kaleidos – Poviglio IT
5/03/2015 Traffic Club – Rome IT
5/04/2015 Border – Torino IT
5/05/2015 Between – Bregenz AT
5/06/2015 Mecanique Ondulatoire – Paris FR
5/07/2015 Borderline – London UK
5/08/2015 The Doghouse – Nottingham UK
5/09/2015 The Black Bull – Gateshead UK
5/10/2015 Audio – Glasgow UK
5/11/2015 Star & Garter – Manchester UK
5/12/2015 Adam And Eve Pub – Birmingham UK
5/13/2015 The Exchange – Bristol UK
5/14/2015 The Owl Sanctuary – Norwich UK
5/15/2015 Het Bos – Antwerp BE
5/16/2015 MTC – Cologne DE
5/23/2015 Dante’s – Portland, OR *Record Release Show w/ The Derelicts, Exacerbators
6/12/2015 924 Gilman – Berkeley, CA
6/13/2015 Los Globos – Los Angeles, CA
6/14/2015 You Revolution – Tijuana, MX
6/16/2015 TBA – Long Beach, CA
6/17/2015 Jerrys Pizza – Bakersfield, CA
6/18/2015 TBA – Fresno, CA
6/19/2015 The Blue Lamp – Sacramento, CA
6/20/2015 755 After Dark – Petaluma, CA
6/25/2015 Dadas – Dallas, TX
6/26/2015 Fitzgeralds – Houston, TX
6/27/2015 Red 7 – Austin, TX

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APOPHYS: Dutch Death Metal Squad Unveils “The Antidote” Play-Through Video At Gear Gods; Prime Incursion Release Day Draws Near

Friday, March 27th, 2015

Dutch death metal squad, APOPHYS – who unites members of God Dethroned, Prostitute Disfigurement, Detonation and Toxocara among others – will uncork their smoldering Prime Incursion debut full-length in less than two weeks via Metal Blade Records. Thrusting forth nine deviant hymns of grisly, sci-fi-tinged death metal centered on themes extending from transcendental travel, rapid evolutionary progression, and global epidemics, to artificial intelligence in all-out war with their maker, Prime Incursion recalls the repugnant charm of death metal legends like Cannibal Corpse, Suffocation, Immolation and Pyrexia.

Already piquing the ears of critics both stateside and abroad, Sound The Charge issues of the offering, “APOPHYS, while still quick and with a good chunk of technicality present, have clearly made the song writing the number one focus and as such, have created songs that are memorable and succinct. The songs don’t blend into one death metal mess…,” while Glacially Musical notes, “Prime Incursion is uptempo, dynamic, and has a great mix. APOPHYS has quickly carved out their own niche in a genre full of too many imitators.” Adds No Clean Singing of the track “Miscreants” specifically, “The pummeling begins immediately with a phalanx of hammering riffs that seem dedicated to pounding you into the ground like a nail driven through wood, and the start-stop jackhammering doesn’t stop. The music is a ticket straight to headbang city, but that’s not all it is.”

As another Prime Incursion teaser, today Gear Gods is hosting the play-through video accompaniment to “The Antidote,” with the band elaborating of the track, “‘The Antidote’ is a death metal must. The drums are fast, the riffs are fast, the vocals are fast, you get the picture. The song tells a story of humanity’s ultimate cure for itself, a final solution as people start to transform into beings that are focused on nothing other than consumption. This gives it a twist one could see relevant to our current society. Eventually the urge to consume backfires resulting in humanity consuming itself and thus, providing the answer to the final problem; us.”

View The Antidote” at THIS LOCATION.

And if you missed it, sample “Miscreants,” still streaming courtesy of No Clean Singing, at THIS LOCATION.

A word derived from Apophis, an asteroid that, upon initial observations, indicated a probability that it would hit Earth on April 13th, 2029 causing a collision of immeasurable proportions, APOPHYS was spawned in 2012 and have since been surgically carving their path within the annals of the modern death metal scene. Prime Incursion was mixed by vocalist Kevin Quilligan and mastered by Stefano Morabito at 16th Cellar Studio (Fleshgod Apocalypse, Hour Of Penance etc.), and will be released in North America on April 7th, 2015 via Metal Blade Records. Preorder bundles are still available at metalblade.com/apophys where you can also test drive first single, “Requiem For The Absurd.”

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WINO & CONNY OCHS: Entire Freedom Conspiracy LP Now Playing Through Noisey With Exclusive Interviews; Album Out On Tuesday

Friday, March 27th, 2015

The entire second gut-wrenching collaborative opus from American doom/rock icon, SCOTT “WINO” WEINRICH, and German singer/songwriter, CONNY OCHS, Freedom Conspiracy is out in mere days via Exile On Mainstream. As this collection of diversified, utterly soul-crumbling hymns are finally ready to be publicly released this week, Vice Magazine’s online music entity, Noisey, has interrogated both artists on how the new collaboration came to be a reality and much more. Following a trail of singles released through the likes of Classic Rock Magazine, The Obelisk, Revolver and others, Noisey is now exclusively streaming the entire glorious, thirteen-song Freedom Conspiracy LP through various international channels alongside the transcripts of the interviews with WINO & CONNY OCHS, days ahead of its worldwide release.

Experience WINO & CONNY OCHS’ Freedom Conspiracy in its entirety at Noisey US HERE, and read the extended version of the interview with the stream via Noisey Brazil HERE.

Freedom Conspiracy sees release on March 31st, and Earsplit Distro is proud to be the exclusive stateside distributor of the LP. Imported from Germany, the vinyl version is pressed on 180-gram black vinyl in a reverse board sleeve with thermographic print and an extensive booklet, the CD packaged in a mini-gatefold with booklet and matt laminate varnish. Preorders can be placed in the US right HERE and internationally direct through Germany’s awesome Exile On Mainstream Records HERE.

WINO & CONNY OCHSFreedom Conspiracy boasts thirteen anthems of top-tier contemporary Americana, tales of regret, love, loss and redemption come alive through the dynamic dual guitarist and singer/songwriter approach of these two iconic artists. Recorded at Kabumm Studio in Berlin, Germany with producer Thommy Krawallo, as was their Heavy Kingdom LP, the newest collection of ambitious, harrowing and beautiful music created by WINO & CONNY OCHS not only brings forth the same quality of organically conceived folk/rock fans of the previous album should expect, it simply excels in every imaginable aspect. Fusing acoustic and electric guitars and with both artists’ standout vocal styles searing through these thirteen well-crafted brand new hymns, the album delivers forty-five minutes of some of the most refined, dynamic and unforgettable folk/rock music in years.

While CONNY OCHS takes to European clubs with a string of solo gigs this week, WINO leaves for tour on US soil in one week, providing direct solo support for Zakk Wylde and Black Label Society on a special twelve-city US trek from April 3rd through the 19th. Plans for collaborative tours in both North America and Europe for the coming months in support of Freedom Conspiracy are also being forged.

WINO w/ Black Label Society:
4/03/2015 The Paramout – Huntington, NY
4/04/2015 Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom – Hampton Beach, NJ
4/06/2015 Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, NJ
4/08/2015 Rams Head Live – Baltimore, MD
4/10/2015 Piere’s Entertainment Center – Fort Wayne, IN
4/11/2015 Orbit Room – Grand Rapids, MI
4/12/2015 The Rave – Milwaukee, WI
4/14/2015 The Cotillion – Wichita, KS
4/16/2015 Mesa Theater & Club – Grand Junction, CO
4/17/2015 The Depot – Salt Lake City, UT
4/18/2015 Ace Of Spades – Sacramento, CA
4/19/2015 City National Grove Of Anaheim – Anaheim, CA

CONNY OCHS Tour Dates:
3/27/2015 Distrò – La Spezia IT
3/28/2015 Socio – Massa Carrara IT
4/03/2015 Bardamu / Calderara di Reno – Bologna IT
4/04/2015 La Girada – Udine IT
4/06/2015 Maximum Festival – Zerobranco IT
5/16/2015 Maximum Circus Festival – Berlin DE
5/29/2015 Eulenbruch Festival – Rostock DE

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ESCHATON: New England-Based Progressive Death Metal Unit Unmasks “Immortal Mutilation” Video Via Metal Injection; Sentinel Apocalypse Preorders Now Available

Friday, March 27th, 2015

Sentinel Apocalypse is the impending new full-length from New England-based progressive death metal engineers, ESCHATON. Set to detonate this May via Unique Leader Records, Sentinel Apocalypse was captured at drummer Darren Cesca’s House Of Grind Studios in southern Connecticut and brandishes eleven tracks rife with surgically precise guitar sweeps, incapacitating drum work and enough vocal acrimony to crumble a nation. A surefire win for devotees of the twisted compositions of Carnifex, The Faceless, Necrophagist, The Black Dahlia Murder and Beneath The Massacre.

As a precursor to the release, today titanic video portal, Metal Injection, is pleased to premiere a brand new video for third track, “Immortal Mutilation.” Elaborates the ESCHATON collective, “‘Immortal Mutilation’ was the chosen track for our first single off Sentinel Apocalypse because it takes many of the core themes that you will be seeing from ESCHATON, puts them in a spiked-chain-mail sack, and uses it to beat the listeners within a breath of their lives. The track is particularly aggressive, technical, dynamic, and innovative with chaotic riffing and blasting. Lyrically, the song tells the harsh truth that one must mutilate their innocence in order to survive one’s enemies, transforming into a beast, but then comes to the realization that existence is codependent with the very thing that one once despised.”

Feast your peepers on “Immortal Mutilation” at THIS LOCATION.

A theological term that refers to the world during the post historic era of God’s overt apocalyptic reign, immediately preceding the end of the world, ESCHATON was founded in 2007 near Providence, Rhode Island and manifests a uniquely belligerent, stand-alone sound that’s at once harsh and procedural yet wholly-enthralling. ESCHATON features vocalist Jason Viteri, guitarist brothers Joshua and Jared Berry, bassist Pat Pattison and drummer Darren Cesca (Pillory, Arsis, Goratory, Incinerate).

Sentinel Apocalypse will be released via Unique Leader Records on May 19th, 2015. Preorder bundles are current available at THIS LOCATION.

“Blending neo-classical progressive death metal riffs with grooves, solos and epic harmonies, guitarist Joshua Berry has a writing style that punches your face, many times, and leaves you crying for more…. Darren Cesca riddles your body with relentless blast-beats and lightning-fast fill combinations. Combine all this with half demon, half angel, half man vocalist Jason Viteri’s dynamic highs, brutal gutturals and greasy long hair and what do you get? Windmills.” – Sick Drummer


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UFOMAMMUT Streaming Ecate At Decibel Magazine; Album Out Via Neurot Recordings Next Week As International Touring Begins; Sixth Making-Of Video Installment Posted

Friday, March 27th, 2015

Italy’s masters of torrential, psychedelic, audio/visual, doom metal decimation, UFOMAMMUT, will see the release of their seventh LP, Ecate, through the gates from their plane of existence into ours — through Neurosis’ mighty label cult, Neurot Recordings, in conjunction with the band’s own Supernatural Cat Records — on Tuesday, March 31st.

Mere days after the official unveiling of Ecate, UFOMAMMUT begins a European tour with Conan in support of the album for nearly the entire month of April, including appearances at both of this year’s Desertfest events in London and Berlin. Several days later, the band will traverse the globe to embark on their first North American tour, with direct support from Usnea, including the band’s debut at Maryland Deathfest.

Decibel Magazine has found a wormhole into UFOMAMMUT’s otherworldly dimension, and is showcasing a glimpse into Ecate’s confounding passages early, the album unloading a denser and more upbeat attack, taking the band’s cosmic, psychedelic tones to some of their most devastating capabilities yet. Additionally, the sixth of seven video episodes capturing these tacticians corralling their powers into a recordable format is also released.

Open the gates to UFOMAMMUT’s Ecate at Decibel Magazine at THIS LOCATION.

View the sixth Ecate making-of video RIGHT HERE.

Preorders for Ecate including limited edition vinyl, CD, shirt, and bundle deals are now available. In North America stop by the Neurot Recordings store HERE and internationally click to Supernatural Cat’s store HERE.

UFOMAMMUT Ecate European Tour Dates:
4/04/2015 e20 Underground – Montecchio Maggiore IT
4/10/2015 Bloom – Mezzago IT
4/18/2015 Impetus festival – Delemont CH
4/19/2015 Glazart – Paris FR w/ Conan
4/21/2015 Forum – Bielefeld DE w/Conan
4/22/2015 Schlachthof - Wiesbaden DE w/ Conan
4/23/2015 Feierwerk – Munich DE w/ Conan
4/24/2015 Desertfest – Berlin DE w/ Conan
4/25/2015 AB – Brussels BE w/ Conan
4/26/2015 Desertfest – London UK w/ Conan
4/28/2015 Vortex – Siegen DE w/ Conan
4/29/2015 Kellerclub – Stuttgart DE
4/30/2015 Weekender Club – Innsbruck AT

UFOMAMMUT North America Spring 2015 w/ Usnea:
5/13/2015 Reggies – Chicago, IL
5/14/2015 Now That’s Class – Cleveland, OH
5/15/2015 Bug Jar – Rochester, NY
5/16/2015 Mod Club – Toronto, ON
5/17/2015 Le Ritz – Montreal, QC
5/19/2015 Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY
5/20/2015 Johnny Brenda’s – Philadelphia, PA
5/21/2015 Maryland Death Fest – Baltimore, MD [no Usnea]
5/22/2015 King’s – Raleigh, NC
5/23/2015 Drunken Unicorn – Atlanta, GA
5/25/2015 Siberia – New Orleans, LA
5/26/2015 Walter’s – Houston, TX
5/27/2015 Red 7 – Austin, TX
5/29/2015 Sister – Albuquerque, NM
5/30/2015 Flycatcher – Tucson, AZ
5/31/2015 Complex – Los Angeles, CA
6/02/2015 Catalyst – Santa Cruz, CA
6/03/2015 Elbo Room – San Francisco, CA
6/04/2015 Press Club – Sacramento, CA
6/05/2015 WOW Hall – Eugene, OR [no Usnea]
6/06/2015 Rotture – Portland, OR
6/07/2015 Chop Suey – Seattle, WA
6/08/2015 Neurolux – Boise, ID
6/09/2015 Bar Deluxe – Salt Lake City, UT
6/10/2015 Hi-Dive – Denver, CO
6/12/2015 Turf Club – St Paul, MN
6/13/2015 Metal Grill – Milwaukee, WI

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YDI: Several Tracks From Southern Lord Vinyl Discography By Philadelphia Hardcore Icons Now Playing; Preorders Available

Thursday, March 26th, 2015

Southern Lord has activated several tracks from the label’s upcoming vinyl discography collection from Philly hardcore icons, YDI, as the deluxe reissue nears release in early April. Spanning different eras of the infamous crew’s random lineage and discography, the tracks “Black Dust,” the demo version of “8th Man,” and the band’s namesake track, “Why Die?,” are now playing via Bandcamp as preorders for the 2xLP document which contains every known recording of the band, as well as a 10”x10” full color photo book with tons of never before seen images from the band’s existing recorded era, are now made active.

Resurrect some classic Philly rage with YDI at THIS LOCATION.

Physical preorders for the YDI vinyl package are available through the Southern Lord store HERE and via Bandcamp alongside digital preorders HERE.

As the discography nears release, Cvlt Nation posted a throwback piece featuring a full YDI set from 1984 RIGHT HERE.

In the early 1980s, YDI (why-die) put Philadelphia on the map with their ferocious brand of speed-obsessed hardcore. Their debut 7” EP, A Place In The Sun, released in 1983, is a nine-track blast of frantic American hardcore fury, with blistering pace and heaps of fuzz that make your speakers crackle. Come 1985, the band had altered their musical direction, and created filthy, metallic, damaged punk that constantly spirals out of control via scraping guitar-led detours; if you’ve heard Brutal Truth’s cover of the deranged “I Killed My Family” you’ll recognize the unhinged sense of danger that permeates YDI’s output. The Black Dust LP was the band’s final recording and a criminally underrated slab of disgusting mayhem. Those interested in hearing lesser known original punk documents which still have the capability to amaze should make a point of getting to grips with this comprehensive collection of YDI’s crucial output.

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AUTHOR & PUNISHER: European Live Takeover To Commence Tomorrow; Godflesh Cover Streaming

Thursday, March 26th, 2015

Master sound manipulator/one-man industrial doom conjuror, Tristan Shone, better known as AUTHOR & PUNISHER, will wage his audio war upon Europe for an eight-date live takeover. Set to commence tomorrow in Hamburg, Germany, Shone will rumble the infrastructures of eight venues alongside Atari Teenage Riot on select dates.

Additionally, AUTHOR & PUNISHER recently unleashed a cover of Godflesh’s “Body Dome Light” off of Shone’s favorite Godflesh release, Selfless. The reworked tune appears on Fathers Of Our Flesh, an uncompromising tribute to the heroes of industrial metal featuring eighty-minutes of harsh sounds and devastating perdition with additional Godflesh renditions from OvO, Gnaw, Knut, Drugs Of Faith, Eagle Twin and more. For more info visit https://www.facebook.com/FobofileProd.

Sample Shone’s take on “Body Dome Light” at THIS LOCATION.

AUTHOR & PUNISHER:
3/27/2015 Headcrash – Hamburg, DE w/ Atari Teenage Riot
3/29/2015 Paradiso – Amsterdam, NL w/ Atari Teenage Riot
3/30/2015 Täubchenthal – Leipzig, DE w/ Atari Teenage Riot
3/31/2015 Schlachthof – Wiesbaden, DE w/ Atari Teenage Riot
4/02/2015 Kleiner Donner – Hamburg, DE
4/03/2015 KB18 – Copenhagen, DK
4/05/2015 Resistanz Festival – Sheffield, UK
4/09/2015 Inkonst – Malmö, SE

Shone’s Godflesh cover comes as a precursor to his forthcoming new full-length. The as-yet-untitled long player, and first for Housecore Records, was captured at famed Nodferatu’s Lair in North Shore, Louisiana with Housecore founder Philip H. Anselmo. The record follows AUTHOR & PUNISHER’s critically-lauded Women & Children full-length, released in 2013 via Seventh Rule Recordings. Further info to be revealed in the coming months.

AUTHOR & PUNISHER — made up of one Tristan Shone — owes much of his uniqueness to the marriage of art, tech and music. From the early stages of development up to the present there has always been the evil twin of underground metal and dark electronic to temper the straight lines from his design and engineering. With a start in hobbiest tech and robotics competitions early on, Shone found a passion for solving technical problems while at the same time being introduced to the backbone of his interest in music: Sepultura, Melvins, Neurosis, Godflesh and Ministry, bands that served as a soundtrack and palette throughout his life. In employing primarily custom designed and fabricated machines, speakers and various devices that draw heavily on aspects of industrial automation and robotics, Shone – who boasts a BS in mechanical engineering and an MFA in visual arts — manages to replicate dejection, desperation and profound sorrow through his musical corrosion with curious poise and beauty.

Shone’s fabrication and industrial environment and processes reveal emotions, anxieties, and elements of bliss inherent to the specific human/machine choreography. All aspects of the A&P sound begin with physical movement, limbs struggling in unison to coordinate a wall of electronic rhythm and oscillation, ultimately conditioned by an organic and loose quality absent of sequencing and plastic perfection. AUTHOR & PUNISHER performances are a true amalgamation between man and mechanisms. They are direct, physical, heavy experiences that have amassed praise and intrigue from a wide array of audiences. Pitchfork styled him, “immediate but mysterious,” Stereogum described his, “chilling, unrecognizable form,” and NPR hails him as, “a thrill [who] fires on all cylinders.”

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THE BODY: Additional Live Actions Surrounding Tour With Full Of Hell Announced; Trek Expands To Nearly Two-Months

Thursday, March 26th, 2015
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While recent broadcasts have warned North American citizens of the impending widespread incursion of Portland, Oregon-based doomsday cult, THE BODY, as they invade dozens of cities across the continent in the coming weeks, including many dates alongside the equally dangerous Full Of Hell.

Yet now the threat grows even more ominous as new reports have confirmed even more towns on the list to be overrun during this outbreak of manic auditory punishment, as THE BODY expands its itinerary to a nearly two-month-long invasion. A new list of performances preceding, during, and following the trail of terror with Full Of Hell have been added, including several dates with Sandworm-related act, Clean, which even sees the caravan reaching Canadian soil, and with nearly fifty shows already locked, more sightings are still expected to be reported in the days ahead.

As we investigate THE BODY’s upcoming massive assault on the population, the public’s help is requested in interrogating this alarming faction. Please submit any information or requests for cross-examination of these bandits to The Earsplit Compound immediately so the appropriate actions can be made.

THE BODY recently unleashed a two separate collaborative recordings with Thou; the first, Released From Love, through Vinyl Rites in April 2014 and the second, You, Whom I Have Always Hated, just this year via Thrill Jockey, also responsible for the band’s 2014-released split with Sandworm and 2013-released I Shall Die Here collaboration with The Haxan Cloak.

An official video for “Beyond the Realms of Dream…” from You, Whom I Have Always Hated, is playing RIGHT HERE.

Purchase You, Whom I Have Always Hated on LP and CD HERE.

THE BODY:
4/03/2015 Fire Creek Coffee Company – Flagstaff, AZ
4/04/2015 TBA – Santa Fe, NM
4/05/2015 TBA
4/06/2015 Soundpony – Tulsa, OK
4/07/2015 JR’s Lightbulb Club – Fayetteville, AR
4/08/2015 Melt – St. Louis, MO
4/09/2015 Cide Central – Cincinnati, OH
4/10/2015 Now That’s Class – Cleveland, OH
4/11/2015 Charm City Art Space – Baltimore, MD
4/12/2015 SUNY – Purchase, NY w/ Sea Of Bones, Oxen [info]
4/14/2015 Deep Desert – Providence, RI w/ Full of Hell
4/15/2015 Up All Night Collective – North Haven, CT
4/16/2015 First Unitarian Church – Philadelphia, PA w/ Full of Hell
4/17/2015 Strange Matter – Richmond, VA w/ Full of Hell
4/18/2015 Gatewood Studio Arts Center – Greensboro, NC
4/19/2015 Drunken Unicorn – Atlanta, GA w/ Full of Hell
4/20/2015 Local 662 – St. Petersburg, FL w/ Full of Hell
4/21/2015 Churchill’s – Miami, FL w/ Full of Hell
4/22/2015 The Warehouse – Gainesville, FL w/ Full of Hell
4/23/2015 The End – Nashville, TN w/ Full of Hell
4/24/2015 Sticky Fingerz – Little Rock, AR w/ Full of Hell
4/26/2015 Sisters In Christ – New Orleans, LA w/ Full of Hell
4/27/2015 Mohawk Inside – Austin, TX w/ Full of Hell
4/28/2015 Three Links – Dallas, TX w/ Full of Hell
4/29/2015 Electric Banana – El Paso, TX w/ Full of Hell
4/30/2015 52 West – Phoenix, AZ w/ Full of Hell
5/01/2015 Complex – Los Angeles, CA w/ Full of Hell
5/02/2015 924 Gilman – Berkeley, CA w/ Full of Hell
5/03/2015 Highwater Mark – Portland, OR w/ Full of Hell
5/04/2015 Black Lodge – Seattle, WA w/ Full of Hell
5/05/2015 Feral House – Boise, ID w/ Full of Hell
5/06/2015 TBA
5/07/2015 Glob – Denver, CO w/ Full of Hell
5/08/2015 Ernie November’s – Cheyenne, WY w/ Full of Hell
5/09/2015 FOKL – Kansas City, MO
5/10/2015 Triple Rock – Minneapolis, MN w/ Full of Hell
5/11/2015 Quarters – Milwaukee, WI w/ Full of Hell
5/12/2015 The Empty Bottle – Chicago, IL w/ Full of Hell
5/13/2015 Belvederes – Pittsburgh, PA w/ Full of Hell
5/14/2015 Sugar City – Buffalo, NY w/ Full of Hell
5/15/2015 The Middle East – Boston, MA w/ Full of Hell
5/16/2015 ABC No Rio – New York, NY w/ Full of Hell (matinee show)
5/16/2015 Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY w/ Full of Hell (night show)
5/17/2015 Machines With Magnets – Providence, RI w/ Full of Hell
5/22/2015 Space Gallery – Portland, ME w/ Clean
5/23/2015 TBA – Montreal, QC w/ Clean
5/24/2015 TBA – Toronto, ON w/ Clean
5/25/2015 Union Arts – Washington, DC w/ Full Of Hell, Primitive Man

Stand by for future transmissions from THE BODY as further incursions are devised and put into action.

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SULPHUR AEON Streams “Titans” At Cvlt Nation; Gateway To The Antisphere LP Out Next Week Via Ván Records And Imperium Productions

Thursday, March 26th, 2015

Gateway To The Antisphere, the leviathan sophomore LP from German death metal tyrants, SULPHUR AEON, is just a week from official release through Imperium Productions and Ván Records, and Cvlt Nation has released the album’s lacerating third movement, “Titans.” With one of the most epic building intros on the album and through a steady, mid-paced middle transition, “Titans” mutates into one of the most demoralizing of  the gargantuan eleven songs on Gateway To The Antisphere, in the end delivering a whirlwind of apocalyptic percussion and an ominous Lovecraftian aura.

SULPHUR AEON’s “Titans” will draw you into the abyss through Cvlt Nation at THIS LOCATION.

Also witness the astonishing cover artwork come writhing to life in the “Diluvial Ascension – Gateway To The Antisphere” visual trailer RIGHT HERE.

Through their deathly mélange of ferocious riffs, ultra-precise drums and sepulchral incantatory chants, combined with a high level of musical competence and songwriting to the most haunting and wicked death metal, SULPHUR AEON has attracted mass media and fan praise in the wake of their prior releases. Yet the winds of Springtime bring the stench of death, as the band unfurls their second LP, Gateway To The Antisphere. Calling the ancient ones are forth from the restless diluvial depths of timeless death, Gateway To The Antisphere was produced by Simon Werner, also responsible for the memorable sound of their earlier records, and the result is a catastrophic and instantly memorable work of extreme metal art. With fifty-two minutes of debilitating yet enthralling, black-tinged death metal, enshrouded in mind-blowing cover artwork created by Ola Larsson, Gateway To The Antisphere displays SULPHUR AEON’s most stunning and monolithic material yet, and once again proves the band as a leading act in the modern innovation of the genre.

A must-have piece for followers of Ulcerate, Morbus Chron, Abyssal, Vanhelgd and the like, Gateway To The Antisphere, will be released in cooperation between Imperium Productions and Ván Records on massive, gatefold 2xLP, CD and digital download on April 3rd. The Aeon of Sulphur awaits. A crack in the sky. A threshold. The gateway to the antisphere…

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JADED STAR Releases “Stars” Lyric Video From Upcoming Sensory Records Debut + Additional Tracks Playing At Bandcamp

Thursday, March 26th, 2015

JADED STAR, the new act founded by former members of Visions Of Atlantis, Iced Earth and more, just released a brand new lyric video for “Stars,” the fourth track from their upcoming Sensory Records debut album, Memories From The Future, which is nearing release mid-April. In addition to the lyric video, the album has been posted for CD and digital preorders, the latter of which includes the streaming of four additional new songs from the album, “The Mask,” “Wake Up,” “Into The End Of Time” and “In Memory.”

View JADED STAR’s lyric video for “Stars” RIGHT HERE, and stream the other four new tracks HERE.

With over forty-five minutes of JADED STAR’s energetic forward-thinking melodic heavy metal, Memories From The Future was produced by vocalist Maxi Nil (ex-Visions Of Atlantis), mixed and mastered by Fredrik Nordstrom at the legendary Fredman Studios in Sweden (Arch Enemy, At the Gates, Dimmu Borgir, In Flames, Opeth, etc.), and features ten brand new epic anthems. The cover artwork for Memories From The Future was created by Lila Belivanaki, finalizing the album for release on April 14th in North America and April 24th in Europe through Sensory Records, a division of The Laser’s Edge.

Preorders for the digital version have been released at THIS LOCATION, and the digipak CD with a massive 24-page booklet, HERE.

JADED STAR will supply direct support Dutch symphonic metal outfit, Epica, on two special shows in Greece this weekend as part of the band’s The Greek Enigma Tour. Performances are confirmed for tomorrow, Friday, March 27th in Athens, and Saturday the 28th in Thessaloniki. Additional tour dates including a full Fall European tour and more are in the works.

JADED STAR Tour Dates:
3/27/2015 Fuzz – Athens GR w/ Epica [info]
3/28/2015 Fix Factory Of Sound – Thessaloniki GR w/ Epica [info]

Formed in 2013, JADED STAR was founded by vocalist Maxi Nil (ex-Visions of Atlantis) and drummer Raphael Saini (ex-Iced Earth), who recruited guitarist Kosta Vreto (Horizon’s End, Wardrum) and bassist Babis Nikou (Astral DNA, Opened Paradise, Dia Mageias) to complete the lineup. The quartet instantly amassed a vast array of new material and began touring across Europe. Upon signing with Sensory, Maxi Nil issued, “We can’t put down in words how excited and happy we are for signing with Sensory records, since it’s very hard to find these days labels who truly help, support and believe in their bands. Memories From The Future is an album full of energy and emotions and personally, it’s the best thing I’ve done so far. We’re all very proud of it and we can’t wait to share it with the world. Make sure to listen to it as loud as you can!” Added Sensory/The Laser’s Edge owner, Ken Golden, “Recently I was approached a new band called JADED STAR. As soon as I learned that Maxi Nil was the band’s vocalist I was immediately intrigued. I was quite familiar with her work with Visions Of Atlantis so I knew this would be quality metal. When I heard the album I was totally blown away.” The elements are there, the forces have aligned, and the JADED STAR is ready to shine!

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http://twitter.com/JadedStarBand
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